Two K Farms of Suttons Bay, MI was awarded two Jefferson Cups for their Rosé Cider and 2017 Riesling at the 2019 Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition.
The Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition hosted its twentieth year as the only competition that honors the best of the best among wineries from all of America’s wine regions and is frequently referred to as the “Olympics” of wine competitions. The event is an invitation only competition organized by Master Sommelier and Master of Wine Doug Frost, who is one of only four wine professionals in the world to hold both titles.
Each year, wineries that exemplify the best in viticulture and winemaking are selected to participate in the competition. Less than five percent of all North American producers are invited. The 2019 competition included seven hundred-fifty wineries from twenty-seven states and in the end only thirty-five wines and one cider were awarded the highest award, the prestigious Jefferson Cup, with the Two K Farms Rosé Cider the only cider in the entire country to be awarded a Jefferson Cup. Two K Farms also received Silver Medals for their Kingston Black, Golden Russet, New World and Cherry Ciders and 2017 Bubbly Riesling, and Bronze Medals for the Old World Cider and Colonnade Apple Wine.
About Two K Farms:
Two K Farms was purchased in 2010 by the Koskela family and is owned and operated by the two brothers, George and Max Koskela. Located on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula just minutes north of Traverse City, the farm is nestled in a valley with a unique micro-climate perfect for growing heirloom cider apples and wine grapes. The brothers officially opened the doors to their tasting room the summer of 2018. It rests
high on one of the hills of the farm offering visitors’ panoramic views of the West Grand Traverse Bay, Power Island and beyond. All of their hard ciders and wines are grown and produced on-site at the farm’s state of the art cidery/winery.